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how to fight back against light sensitivities, glaucoma, macular degeneration

How to Fight Back Against Light Sensitivities

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The spring season is drawing closer (no thanks to Punxsutawney Phil), and that means there’s more sun for us to enjoy! However, for those who have light sensitivities, more sun isn’t always enjoyable. Eloise asks, “I have glaucoma and macular degeneration. What coatings on my glasses will help me see better?… Sun is murder on Read More »

Good vs. Bad Blue Light

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Guest post by VSP optometrist Gary Morgan There is no escaping the fact that most of us are surrounded by digital devices. Whether in the office, at home, or in the palm of your hand, these devices are ubiquitous. They also emit harmful blue light and there has been a lot of media interest about Read More »

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Blue light can affect your sleep cycle

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This is a guest post by VSP Network Optometrist Gary Morgan. Did you know that your use of smart phones, tablets and computers may be a risk factor in developing age-related macular degeneration and losing precious hours of sleep? Blue Light is more effective than any drug, including caffeine, at keeping us awake. Did you know that more blue light Read More »

5 Things You Must Bring on Your Vacation

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The summer is the best reason to take a vacation, travel, and sight-see as much as possible. In celebration of UV Safety month, VSP strongly encourages you to protect your eyes as you enjoy the sights the world has to offer. Our eyes are our windows to the world. Although the sunny weather in July Read More »

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Protect Your Eyes this Fourth of July!

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Independence Day, Fourth of July, is right around the corner and that means picnics, BBQ’s, outdoor activities and most importantly, fireworks! We want to make sure you see them bright and clear so we encourage you to wear sunglasses throughout the day. Lets face it, shades look cool, but did you know they are essential to eye health?VSP doctor Stephen Read More »

February is Macular Degeneration Month

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Age Related Macular Degeneration or AMD is an eye disorder associated with aging that results in damaged sharp and central vision and affects an estimated 1.8 million Americans 40 years and older.  It is the leading cause of vision loss in adults and the effects are permanent; however, you can reduce risk by routinely consuming Read More »

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